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The Association of Independent Music (AIM) is a non-profit-making trade organisation for independent music companies in the UK. AIM represents 25% of the UK market, with over 850 members from small start ups to the largest and most respected independents in the world.

Benefits of Joining AIM

  • Expert advice on setting up your independent label.
  • The knowledge, contacts and advice needed to help sell your music.
  • Help with all areas of your business:
    • Marketing
    • Digital distribution
    • Sync licensing
    • International

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What our Members say

AIM is a burgeoning organisation with the interests of the indies at its core. It is essential it continues to be a thorn in the side of those who wish to ignore it.

Geoff Travis, Rough Trade Records


AIM To Deliver Start Up Loans To Independent Music Companies
01 Apr 2014
The Association of independent Music (AIM) has announced plans to act as a delivery partner for the Start Up Loans Company, which is a government backed scheme offering financing and support to the creative industries sector.
EU court ruling - ISPs may be ordered to block access to copyright infringing websites
28 Mar 2014
EU court ruling - ISPs may be ordered to block access to copyright infringing websites
The AIM Independent Music Awards Are Back - Tickets Now Available!
27 Mar 2014
The Association of Independent Music (AIM) are pleased to announce the return of the AIM Independent Music Awards for 2014. Held at The Brewery in Clerkenwell on September 2nd, tickets are on sale now from Moving from strength to strength, AIM are excited to welcome two new hosts for the fourth annual celebration of independent talent and industry. Leading the presentation of 15 awards, XFM’s long term champion of new music John Kennedy will be joined by Alice Levine, one of BBC Radio 1’s newest voices.
AIM Announces Full Line Up for Music Connected In Association With CI - The UK's Biggest Digital Music Conference
19 Mar 2014
On 30th April, AIM's digital music conference Music Connected returns to London in association with CI, offering a full day of networking, dealmaking and insightful panels and presentations to independent music companies and anyone operating in digital music. The full line-up has now been revealed, and tickets are going fast.

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AIM Independent Music Awards

AIM Awards logo    
     The fourth annual AIM
     Independent Music
     Awards will take place
     in London on 2nd
     September 2014!

Hosted by John Kennedy (XFM) and Alice Levine (Radio 1), the night will celebrate the great and good of independent music.

 Tickets are available now here!  Check out the highlights video from last year's ceremony here!

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